Closca Fuga, the helmet created by Closca Design

January 11, 2016

Closca Fuga, the helmet created by Closca Design in collaboration with design studio CuldeSac™, combats the cold with the new Nordic accessory. This ground-breaking and award-winning foldable helmet for city cyclists has become one of the selected items of Spanish design for sale at the MoMA Design Store. Winter brings innovations from Closca Fuga, the second generation of foldable helmets for city cyclists developed by the Valencian Closca Design and product design team of the strategic and creative consultancy CuldeSac™, headed by Pepe García. The name Closca Fuga stands for a different type of helmet: city cyclists’ favourite for its elegance, design and practicality. Now it is also ideal for fighting the cold thanks to the innovative Nordic accessory: as aesthetic as it is functional. Not only does it change the appearance of the Closca Fuga helmet by making it look more like a hat, it also offers warmth and protection for the ears and nape of the neck.

To continue trend-setting and creating style while pedalling, Closca Design and CuldeSacTM have created a second revolutionary accessory for the Closca Fuga. It is a changeable Visor available in two colours – Red Marsala and Yellow Braun. As in the case of the Nordic wool accessory, the visors are applied using a simple and resistant Velcro system. Fuga is the second generation of foldable helmets from Closca and offers a balance between product attractiveness and functionality, in line with the commitment to offer design and innovation in the global and growing market of the bicycle as a means of city transportation.

Museum piece
Closca Fuga has been awarded the Red Dot 2015 Award and has become one of the few Spanish design items on sale at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. It can also be bought from the Design Museum in London.

Style accessory
Fuga’s design was developed jointly by Closca and CuldeSacTM, in a collaboration that has produced a helmet that steers away from the sports aesthetic to reflect the urban way of life. The entire creative process has been guided by city cyclists themselves who contributed their opinions, preferences and desires on a daily basis in order to shape this new product. At the same time, Closca Fuga offers carefully selected materials and finishes which rather than resembling the established look for cyclists’ apparel are closer to the world of fashion. This is why the new Closca Design helmet is currently one of the most elegant, functional and stylish options available for city cyclists.

Breaking moulds
Closca redefines the helmet for cyclists by adapting it intelligently to the city focusing on the two major drawbacks of conventional helmets: their bulk, which makes them difficult to carry when not pedalling, and their appearance, which can clash with the personal style of people who choose the bicycle as their means of transport but who do now want to spoil their image. The Fuga helmet consists of 3 moveable rings which mean it can fold in one swift movement to become flat and occupy less than half of its initial volume. It is the only certified helmet that can fit into a briefcase, handbag or backpack.

Comfort and safety in equal measure
Closca Fuga meets safety standards and is duly certified for the US, European and Asian markets and provides an elegant and functional appearance that also leaves room for customisation through a combination of materials. It also has an elastic fitting system to adjust to different sizes and air holes for fresh air to enter and hot air to leave.

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